Author:

Lance Benzel

Legal Affairs reporter

Lance Benzel covers legal affairs for The Gazette, with a focus on the criminal courts, and also writes a monthly mountain biking column entitled "Rider in Residence." He joined the newspaper's staff in 2008 after previous stops in Billings, Mont., central North Carolina and Chicago.

Nikolas Gianes was arrested on suspicion of second-degree murder and is being held without bond at the El Paso County jail after the shooting death of his wife, 32-year-old Fawn Gianes. (Courtesy CSPD)
Nikolas Gianes was arrested on suspicion of second-degree murder and is being held without bond at the El Paso County jail after the shooting death of his wife, 32-year-old Fawn Gianes. (Courtesy CSPD)